Important Information

There will be times that the area in front of your homes is torn up and you will have limited access to your home. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we will do our best to make arrangements with you.

To facilitate mail service, the Contractor will coordinate with you and the Post Office to temporarily relocate your mailbox to a central location. The Contractor also will work with you and your trash hauler to maintain service. Individual driveways may be closed during the day but will be restored to a drivable condition after each workday. Some landscaping within the construction limits will be removed. Vegetation within the right-of-way will not be replaced and other structures may not be replaced if deemed a traffic hazard by the Road Commission. You should move anything you would like to save and relocate it outside the right-of-way before construction commences.

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Project Description: Plainfield Charter Township is replacing existing water main to improve water system reliability in the Westgate neighborhood.

Project Area Map

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of Plainfield Charter Township.

Dan Ridderbos, EIT
On-site Contact
(269) 804–3537

Jeremy Kamp, PE
Project Engineer
(616) 610–4062

Kevin Gritters, PE
Project Manager
(616) 432–6701

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Contractor: Schippers Excavating

Trevor Moelker
(616) 437–9969

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Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have email or access to the internet.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to a successful project!

Plainfield Township – Water Main Replacement: Biddeford & Wallingford (Alpine Township)

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Progress Report

Schippers Excavating has installed new water main in Biddeford Drive, from 6 Mile Road to Biddeford Court. See status update map above.

 

What to Expect Next Week (September 14 – 19)

Schippers plans to install water main in Biddeford Drive down to Westshire Drive, and also in Biddeford Court.

Progress Report

Schippers Excavating has installed new water main in Biddeford Dr. from 6 Mile Road to Westfield Drive. They are averaging an installation rate of about 140 feet of water main per day.

Schippers will not be on site Friday or Monday due to the holiday weekend.

Schippers may have a second crew on-site in the next couple weeks to help install water main.

 

What to Expect Next Week (September 8 – 12)

  • Schippers will be back on site Tuesday, September 8 to resume water main installation.

Progress Report

Schippers Excavating installed about 500 feet of water main this week in Biddeford Dr. heading south from 6 Mile Rd.  

What to Expect Next Week (August 31 – September 5)

  • Continuing water main replacement southward along Biddeford Dr.
 

Projected Timeline

  • Mid-August
    • Project Commencement
  • Mid-October
    • Project Completion
Schippers Excavating plans to start water main construction Monday, August 24, in Biddeford Dr. at 6 Mile Rd. They plan to have all the water main installed in Biddeford Dr. and Biddeford Ct in 2–2.5 weeks.  

What to Expect Next Week (August 24 – 29)

  • Water main replacement along Biddeford Dr. south of 6 Mile Rd.
 

Projected Timeline

  • Mid-August
    • Project Commencement
  • Mid-October
    • Project Completion
On July 13, the Plainfield Charter Township Board of Trustees awarded the Biddeford and Wallingford (Westgate Area) water main construction contract to Schippers Excavating, Inc. of West Olive, MI. You might ask: Why is Plainfield Township coordinating the construction project when I live in Alpine Township? The answer is that Alpine Township does not have its own municipal water system; rather, Plainfield Township supplies municipal water to the eastern portion of Alpine Township. Plainfield plans to complete this project to improve water system reliability in the neighborhood. The scope of the project will include replacement of water mains and service lines, complete road replacement and replacement of driveway approaches that are impacted by construction. In 2020, work will be completed in Biddeford Drive from 6 Mile Road to Westshire Drive, in Biddeford Court, and in Wallingford Drive from Biddeford Drive to Brookgate Drive. The Contractor intends to commence construction next week. Construction will begin on the north end of Biddeford Drive at 6 Mile Road, and progress south down Biddeford Drive. You will start to see MISS DIG flags, which mark existing underground utilities, and construction stakes showing up in your front yard in the coming days. Please do not remove the flags or stakes because that will cause delays in the construction project. For the duration of this construction project, we will provide regular updates that will inform you of what is happening presently and what you can expect to see coming up, including water main construction, traffic control, project safety, access to homes, etc. Please contact any project representative below if you have questions or concerns.  

What to Expect Next Week (August 17 – 22)

  • You likely will see survey crews doing construction staking and utility companies marking the location of underground lines (MISS DIG).
  • Schippers will coordinate mailbox relocations with affected residents.
  • Schippers plans to begin replacing water main at Biddeford and 6 Mile.
 

Projected Timeline

  • Mid-August
    • Project Commencement
  • Mid-October
    • Project Completion